To connect heart-to-heart we have to open our heart

When Christ-followers open up to each other so the presence of Jesus can be seen in them, deep supernatural heart-connection instantly occurs. Religious words without heart-connection with Jesus and other Christians have little impact on people’s lives.

Strangers who are both connected heart-to-heart with Jesus quickly discover a heart connection with each other. I’ve frequently experienced that in my life!

To worship is to connect heart-to-heart with God and be awed by His presence. When you learn to “Rejoice in the Lord always,” worship is wherever you are! Christianity isn’t about a weekly spectator event. It’s about ongoing heart-to-heart interaction with the living Jesus.

Make the most of Jesus’ name. Say it, write it, think it, and savor it more than any other name, including your own!

Opening my heart: I believe that God has called me to be a passionate and persistent proclaimer and facilitator of “the priesthood of the believer” instead of one-man control of a church service. Because of that viewpoint I get much criticism and very little praise. In the past week, three different people who I don’t even know have rebuked me for my views that I post in my blog and on social media. That helps me to avoid the trap of my ego.

I have wanted to be famous, but God has protected me from that desire by closing numerous doors that I had worked hard to open. He has also called me to intentionally lay down things that I love to do. For example, I love to preach, but once He called me to copastor a church for 10 years with my wife and not to preach a single sermon. Instead, we had an open mic every Sunday morning.

Humility is hard to learn. I’ve still got so far to go.

Go to Jesus
Wherever you are
And keep your heart
Open to His presence
Because He is
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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2 Responses to To connect heart-to-heart we have to open our heart

  1. mitchwinkle says:

    I am thankful that you listen to the Spirit before you listen to nay-sayers. Your words have a firm scriptural foundation that only the scripturally ignorant or misled could complain about. “Be strong and courageous”.

    Joshua 1:1-9…A foreshadowing of the fulfillment of the Law and the continuation of the trek toward the promise. “Thy kingdom come..on Earth” !!!

    Peace, Mitch

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